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September 30, 2012

Coby Kyros MID9742 overview

Remember the Coby Kyros MID8042 that we did a review of back in the early part of the month? Well imagine that with a slightly bigger screen and a slightly better screen resolution and you have the Coby Kyros MID9742.


Coby Kyros MID9742

In all honesty, there’s all there is to this tablet from the previous one. It has a bigger screen (9.7-inch) with an (1024 x 768) SVGA resolution and twice as much built-in storage (8GB) than the MID8042. Everything else, from the design to the specs, is virtually identical. So instead of repeating ourselves, we decided to just to a short clip of its unboxing and quick tour of the tablet.

Coby Kyros MID9742 specs:

9.7″ Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen display – 1024 x 768 (XGA)
1GHz Allwinner Cortexâ„¢-A8
1GB DDR3 RAM
Built-in 8GB internal memory
Expandable up to 32GB via microSD
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Built-in Microphone
3.5mm Headphone Jack & Built-in Speaker
High Speed HDMI, type C (mini), Supports 1080P and 720P
USB 2.0
Front Facing VGA 0.3MP
Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich
Dimension: 243.84 x 187.96 x 11.18mm

The Coby Kyros MID9742 sells for Php8,789 at Lazada which is Php3,600+ more expensive than its smaller sibling. Truth be told, we don’t think that the price difference isn’t worth it, but if you like what you saw with the MID8042 and you have cash to spare for a bigger screen and storage then go for this tablet.

See our unboxing of the 7-inch Coby Kyros here, the full review of the 8-inch model here, and the 10-inch model here.

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6 Responses to “Coby Kyros MID9742 overview”

  1. Pedro says:

    Pass… bad experience with a Kyros that I bought last year…

  2. Tictac says:

    Hindi siya maganda. Same model, binalik ko sa SM.

  3. Justin says:

    Cortex A8??? Sheesh! Do they still release this chip on new devices? This is like circa 2007!

  4. Marco says:

    no Google Apps AGAIN? Especially Google Play Store? WHAT A DISAPPOINTING MOVE BY COBY.

  5. Alain says:

    I have one and I’m telling you that it’s not good. pinagtyatyagaan ko nalang and using sometimes as an internet tablet. ok siya as internet tablet but not as a tablet itself. ANG BAGAL! yung feeling na you’re not satisfied with it and you wanna throw it away. sayang pera, nakakapagsisi. #honest opinion

  6. Gladys says:

    This is a good tip especially to those fresh to the blogosphere.
    Brief but very precise info… Thank you for sharing this one.

    A must read post!

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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